Since 1993, taste and food festival featuring the National Barbecue Battle. Also featured are cooking demonstrations, musical entertainment and children's activities. Free food samples in the Taste of Giant Sampling Pavilion and throughout the event site (while supplies last), 30 bands and 3 music stages. Cooking demonstrations by the Pitmasters. Come and see why this event is consistently named one of the best barbecue events in the country. Takes place on Pennsylvania Avenue, Between 9th and 14th Streets.